Adirondack Boat Tours

In the late 1800s, Blue Mountain Lake attracted the very wealthiest families in America as a great retreat; some of their great camps are still visible from the water. ?Behind the scenes, the servants and lumberjacks of the area lead to many interesting stories that give this region its rich cultural heritage. Our tour features the camps, hotels, steamboats, workers, and players in the late 1800s. As the era draws to a close, we cover the last of the great camps and the whirlwind of typhus and bankruptcy that follows. As a new generation emerges, preservation and conservation in our times also play a part in the great Adirondack story. Between the beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and interesting tour guide, our historic boat cruise is one part of the Adirondack experience you will not want to miss!

Reservations are strongly recommended?especially on our larger boats and required on private charters.
Call (518) 352-7351 between May 26 and October 15th for a reservation!

Email us at info@BoatLivery.com November through May during the off-season.

Adults: $25 and Youth (13 & Under) $22

Historic Three Lake Tour

Our two-hour scenic boat cruise crosses three beautiful lakes: Blue Mountain, Eagle and Utowana. The Neenykin and Miss Manatee, along with the 40′ Towahloondah perfectly complement the historical narrative spun by experienced guides. In the late 1800s, Blue Mountain Lake attracted the very wealthiest families in America as a great retreat; some of their great camps are still visible from the water. ?Behind the scenes, the servants and lumberjacks of the area lead to many interesting stories that give this region its rich cultural heritage. Our tour features the camps, hotels, steamboats, workers, and players in the late 1800s. As the era draws to a close, we cover the last of the great camps and the whirlwind of typhus and bankruptcy that follows. As a new generation emerges, preservation and conservation in our times also play a part in the great Adirondack story. Between the beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and interesting tour guide, our historic boat cruise is one part of the Blue Mountain experience you will not want to miss!

Daily from July 4th through Labor Day

11 am and 2 pm

Reservations strongly recommended.

Call for Group Rates and Special Pricing

Private Charters

Our?boats are available for any size group; our smaller tour boats (the Neenykin and Osprey) hold up to sixteen while the Towahloondah holds up to thirty. From private three lake tours to cocktail cruises to island parties, our tour boats will accommodate a variety of requests; we are more than happy to pick up guests at accessible docks throughout Blue Mountain Lake. Book a private cruise for your celebration or special events such as Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Divorces, and Family Reunions! Charters are available for your own group at the same price per person as a regular tour.

With their classic antique appearance, our vintage launches are a beautiful way to transport wedding guests The Neenykin is available for charter on other lakes for a custom wedding experience.?

 

Daily from July 4th through Labor Day

The Boats

Climb aboard some of the oldest operating tour boarts in New York State!

Each boat is annually inspected by the New York State Department of Historic Preservation.
The New York State Parks and Recreation Department tests and certifies the pilots, who are skilled in the navigation of these waters.

Towahloondah

Built in 1921 by the Hutchinson brothers, this vessel is ideal for groups of up to 20 people. Circular seating allows for interior space and personal conversation. Her brilliant deep blue hull and distinct lines awe the passerby. Finished off with a canopy to protect the passengers from the elements.

Osprey

This vessel was constructed in 1918 by renowned Adirondack guide boat builder Warren Cole. She was one of four boats built under contract for the US Postal Service to run the mail through the Saranac chain of lakes. As the only surviving long boat Cole made, she carries on the legacy of the cedar-sided mahogany deck tunnel hulls with grace. The Osprey does have a canopy to protect passengers from the elements.

Neenykin

Built in the Swampscott, Massachusetts in 1916 by the Chasion brothers this double-ended launch saw initial service as a passenger shuttle that cruised between Hyannis and Martha’s Vineyard. To spite her New England beginnings, the Neenykin a true Adirondack classic operating as the boart livery’s primary tour vessel for over 90 years. Impeccably restored and still running its original engine, this antique boat makes for an intimate tourism vessel.

Send A Message

For Reservations & Inquiries

Call Us (518) 352-7351

9 am to 5:30 pm

Reservations available Memorial Day thru Columbus Day-ish
Phone Reservations are accepted May 26th thru October 15th

Location

Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery
3429 State Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812